When we were young, life was somewhat simple. As we grew older, life became a bit more complicated. Today, we find ourselves trapped in a new reality of economic, health, and racial crises like never before in history.
Even though we find ourselves in the middle of these transformational moments, we can rest in the one truth that is constant.
“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”Hebrews 13:8
The cross is the symbol of our Lord Jesus Christ who bled and died for me so that I can live. Jesus Christ existed before the world began as part of the triune Godhead.
Before the Lord spoke the world and galaxies into existence, Jesus Christ existed.
Our world today is on a constant merry-go-round of change. Whether it is the stock market fluctuating or the scientists battling a virus that mutates, change is part of our existence.
We can rest in the knowledge that Jesus Christ does not change. He is not tossed around by heavy waves. His character remains the same.
This verse is buried between the call to remember and follow godly examples and a warning against strange teaching.
Why is this verse in this passage?
It is there to encourage and remind us of Christ’s unchanging nature. He does not change.
He has been the same as yesterday. He walked with our biblical forefathers – Adam, Abraham, Issac, Jacob, David, and the apostles.
He is the same today. He walks with us today as children of the King.
He is the same forever. Long after we are gone, Jesus Christ will still be the same and will be walking with our successors.
When we think about change, Christ is the one constant we can count on in our lives. He is unchanged.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for the reminder buried between an exhortation and a warning. We praise you for your unchanging nature. You were there at the beginning, and you walk with us today. We ask you to remind us of your unchanging nature today. Amen!